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Make sure jevan recieves this if you would. jevan did a fantastic job in giving me a solution to the problem, I think it would have been the fix to the problem as stated. only problem was that one of the correction steps was not possible unless I down loaded the part I was short in my "10" local users and groups, without that the segment the fix was impossible. I decided to just live with the problem as it was. thanks again to protonic.

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Good work - I was able to solve the problem. thanks for the help.

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